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Local Radio Hosts to Broadcast Live from Ground Zero

By: Laurabree Austin
By: Laurabree Austin

"Jump in. Phone lines are open," announced 58 Live talk show host Rick Johnson on WCHS Radio Friday afternoon.

Those WCHS Radio phone lines will also be open on Monday, but the two co-hosts of 58 live will hear those calls from New York City.

Mike Agnelo and Rick Johnson will represent one of the few radio stations that will broadcast live from near where the World Trade Center once stood.

"Just kind of a heavy feeling, certainly wanting to do a good job for the people we're going to be representing. The first responders, the heroes the patriots," Mike Agnelo told NewsChannel 3.

The two hope thousands of miles away listeners will hear the human story.

"If anything is the mission we want to remember 911 and not just the horror and surprise and shock but the patriotism, and people helping people," Agnelo said.

Agnelo says the two will call the location Ground Hero Monday.

"That's what its more about. It may have been ground zero at the beginning of World War 3 if you will but it's ground hero. Because man, the heroism that day. The thing that gets me, people that didn't know each other that just risked their lives for each other," Agnelo said.

The two hope to do the story justice now five years later.


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